If you’re reading this today (02/22/2022)... HEY! If you’ve found this page after, well, you're in for a treat. You can (and should) celebrate National Margarita Day everyday, but especially today.
Below are some of the best ways to celebrate National Margarita Day–from different flavored salt rims to out-of-the-box margarita garnishes. Cheers!
Get Creative with the Rim
Sure, a nice salty rim is ooooooooh-so good with your ice cold margarita. But have you ever tried an alternative flavor on your salted rim? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Chili Lime Salt Rim: 1 tsp fine sugar, 1 tsp chile powder, 1 tbsp kosher salt, and lime slices for garnish.
Citrus Zest Salt Rim: 1 tbsp lime zest (from 1 large lime), 1 tbsp orange zest (from 1 medium orange), 1/4 c kosher salt 1/4 c coarse sea salt, and 1/4 cup sugar (optional).
Smoky Spicy Margarita Salt Rim: 1 tsp smoky salt, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp chili powder (more if you want a super spicy margarita), and lime slices for garnish.
Think Outside the Rim
We can all appreciate a nice juicy lime wedge adorning the rim of our margarita. But what about a strawberry or a piece of watermelon alongside it? Here are some outside-the-box margarita garnishes that will take your National Margarita Day to the next level:
Rosemary, Basil or Mint
Pair Your Margs with Tacos
What’s a shot of tequila without a tasty taco? This dynamic duo is sure to steal the show, and keep your guests partying long into the night.
Try one of these taco recipes:
These tacos al pastor from Delish.com are 100% worth the somewhat tedious cooking process…
Another favorite taco recipe from Delish.com, you'll want to eat this filling with or without the taco shells.
We LOVE these tacos, and our vegan friends do, too! Black beans and chili-spiced roasted sweet potatoes make them nice and hearty, and the creamy avocado sauce fills them with a zesty finishing touch.
A vegetarian riff on a classic fish taco, these tacos feature crispy, hearts of palm and a bright avocado slaw.
Don’t Forget to Make One of Our Favorite Marg Recipes
No National Margarita Day celebration would be complete without a margarita (or two), so grab your tequila, mezcal or non-alcoholic substitute, and get mixing!
Here are some of our favorite Margarita recipes:
Paying homage to the beautiful city of Jalisco, MX, this classic margarita will hit all the perfect notes.
Have you ever had a mezcal marg? If not, you're missing out. Mezcal, tequila's lesser-known cousin, is the key ingredient in this Margarita–imparting this cocktail with a sweet smokiness that tempers the tart citrusy elements of a traditional marg.
While it’s not quite as easy to down as the original, this version is every bit as sippable as for those looking to venture out beyond the world of blancos, reposados, and añejos.
Don’t worry, this isn’t another choco-tini. It’s a classic margarita muddled with brandied cherries and rimmed with cocoa sugar. You can thank us later…
Most marg-lovers seem to love a little heat in their glass, and this spicy mango recipe brings the perfect amount of it.
Did you know that Margaritas aren’t just for hot summer days? This out-of-the-box, slightly-spiced margarita calls for a homemade pecan and tea orgeat. Patrón Reposado Tequila, with its own vanilla and honey notes, pairs wonderfully with all those nutty, cozy flavors. If it’s cold where you are, one glass of this (and thinking warm thoughts) will heat you right up.
Opting out of the alcohol this #NationalMargaritaDay? You’re in luck! This Margarita Mocktail tastes even better than the boozy original.